New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith won this year's NBA Sixth Man Award. He received 484 points, which included 72 first-place votes. Jamal Crawford finished second with 352 points, and 31 first-place votes.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul led seven players in double figures with 19 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-95 on Wednesday night for their franchise-record 31st home win of the season.
The final seconds ticked down on Rick Adelman’s 1,000th career victory, and a season’s worth of hardship and heartache quickly evaporated. As his players surrounded him to celebrate, the 66-year-old basketball lifer quickly disengaged from the crowd, and everyone in the arena knew wher…
Rick Adelman’s milestone will have to wait — for another day at least. Rudy Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a rare road victory in the West, 95-93 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.